Listening


The Currency of the New Economy is Trust

There’s been an explosion of collaborative consumption — web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls « reputation capital. »

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question « Why? »
His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …

 

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Try Something New for 30 Days!

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days.
This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

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Learn ENGLiSH with Jennifer on video

Over 100 excellent videos to learn English with Jennifer!


Great reading and FREE tools for you!

This is going to get you going!

This is going to get you going!

Scoop.it is a great way to publish web ressources!
This is what I have done for the ENGLiSHCiRCLE and to help everyone interested in improving his/her level of English using the Internet.
Check out the ENGLiSHCiRCLE on Scoop.it for great reading and free tools to get you going!


Anglo-Link: Free Learn English Videos on YouTube and Test Your level

Anglo-link.com offers many ressources to help you improve your English, including quite a few high quality video-lessons on Youtube.

  1. Check out the video-channel here! 
  2. You can also Test your level of English here :

Enjoy!

 


“Questions No One Knows the Answers To”: A Video-lesson…

Let’s Begin…

In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson
shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers.

“Questions No One Knows the Answers To”: This is a fantastic video asking “real” questions!
Maybe YOU have some answers…

Remember to click on the Captions Icon (Small red “CC” icon) if you have issues
following/understanding the video.

Happy watching!
Pierre


LessonStream.org: original video lessons…

LessonStream.orgLessonStream.org is a site with a collection of original video lessons.
So far there are 72 lessons on the site, for Elementary, Intermediate or Advance Level Learners, be they Young Learners, Teens, Adults or Business learners…
You can choose your lesson by Level, Learner Type, Video Time, Activity, Language aim or Material…
A really well made site and great lessons!
Check it out here! 


Audio-Lingua.eu: Free .mp3 to listen to!

audio-lingua.eu

What is Audio-Lingua ? A collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers, for a freely pedagogical or personal use, according to the rights of use which are detailed in the legal notice.

Audio documents ? The mp3 files are classified according to the reference levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can listen to the audio files online, download them one after another or also register to the podcast. For more details, read this article How does it work ?.

Collaborative ? It means that any person who feels interested may contribute by sending personal audio documents. Fill in the form.

Authentic ? For they are only made by native speakers (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Chinese) ! All accents can be useful.

Aim ? To train oral comprehension for anyone who would like to improve this language skill. To provide language teachers with authentic resources.

Try it out: it’s here!


English Listening Skills and Activities-Effective Listening Practice 1

 

English listening skills for ESL EFL learners and teachers. Comprehension quizzes for listening skill improvement for beginner, intermediate and advanced ESL EFL English levels.

 

  1. Listening – Beginners (12)
  2. Listening – Intermediate (26)
  3. Listening – Advanced (8)
  1. Listening Quizzes (46)
  2. Listening Lesson Plans (11)
  3. Podcasts (11)

 

 

 

 

Improve Listening Skills – English listening skils

Improve you listening skills with RealAudio and these listening strategies 

Aquiring Listening Skills

Acquiring listening skills is frustrating. This is because successful listening skills are acquired over time and with lots of practice. It’s frustrating for students because there are no rules as in grammar teaching. Here is a discussion of the problem and some suggestions to improving listening skills.

Intonation and Stress: Key to Understanding

This feature takes a look at how intonation and stress influence the way English is spoken. By your About.com ESL guide.

English Learning Podcasts
Overview of podcasting for English teachers and learners including an introduction to podcasting and recommended sites with English learning podcasts. 


Follow The ENGLiSH CiRCLE on YouTube! 1

Follow The ENGLiSH CiRCLE on YouTube!

The ENGLiSH CiRCLE Channel on YouTube provides links to interesting videos which will help your learning English!

More links will be added on a regular basis. Stay tuned!


Vous vivez en Wallonie? Essayez Wallangues.be!

Wallangues est une initiative de la Wallonie permettant à tous ses résidents de se former en néerlandais, anglais, français et allemand gratuitement et simplement.

Grâce à Wallangues, vous aurez la possibilité d’apprendre une ou plusieurs langues ou d’en approfondir la connaissance, où vous voulez, quand vous voulez, depuis n’importe quel ordinateur connecté à Internet. Wallangues s’adresse à tous les niveaux : du débutant complet aux niveaux avancés.

Poursuivez votre visite de Wallangues en consultant les pages suivantes si vous souhaitez :

Excellente visite sur Wallangues et bon apprentissage des langues grâce à la Wallonie !

L’équipe Wallangues.

Try it out and let us know what you feel about this excellent initiative! 

 


Busuu! Learn English online for free! 1

Busuu.com is an online community of people who love learning languages. The busuu website contains materials for people learning English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Italian and Russian. There are interactive language courses and lessons, and opportunities to practice your language skills with other members of the busuu community. You can join busuu.com free.

And, best of all,  there is a special Listen to English group on busuu where you can discuss and write about the topics in Listen to English podcasts and other language material.


Download Podcasts to your SmartPhone! 1

There is a new feature on Listen to English which allows you to download podcasts direct to your iPhone or other Smart Phone.

Below each podcast there is a link “Download to your SmartPhone”. Click the link to display a QR barcode. If your phone has a camera, an internet connection and a barcode reader, the phone will be able to read the barcode and download the podcast mp3.

This feature is still experimental. Please let Peter Carter know if you find it useful, and if you find any problems with it.

Here, the image above right is an example of this podcast


The Learning English Video Project 1

The Learning English Video Project is a unique 7-part series of documentary films about people learning English in different countries around the world.

Made by independent UK filmmaker Daniel Emmerson, the series features students from across the world who have different methods and reasons for learning English.

The Internet is such a splendid tool for communicating with people and finding out how people are doing things differently all over the world. I want The Learning English Video Project to really be a part of that. ” says Daniel Emmerson, Director of The Learning English Video Project.

Each film averages 15 minutes in length, and is available with and without English subtitles.

THE FILMS

  1. Encounters in the UK (17 minutes)

“You sleep on it and next day you feel…yeah, something got in, you know?”
Encounters in the UK is the 7th and final film in this documentary mini-series. It tells the story of four girls from different countries who travel to Cambridge in England to study English and stay with local families in what is called a “homestay” arrangement. In the film, we also meet several of the host families as well as a consultant who helps match homestay students to families. For the four girls the homestay arrangement is a positive experience. As one of the homestay hosts explains: “It’s going to be a great experience, not only in terms of learning English, but in learning about life.”

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  1. Thoughts from Brazil (17 minutes)

“The more you talk, the better you get.”
Thoughts from Brazil looks at modern trends in learning English, especially for children and teens. This instalment will be of particular interest to all those who long for a learning experience that is more interactive and communicative. Teens and young adults will find new ideas for combining personal interests such as music, gaming and social media with self-study. As Daniel Emmerson talks to learners and teachers of English in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he discovers that many of them have found for themselves the principle of learning by doing and have readily adapted it to the Internet era.

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  1. Insights from China (18 minutes)

“Never say die.”
Based in the busy, cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, Daniel Emmerson’s latest film Insights from China takes us inside the worlds of English language learning and teaching and the airline industry in China. “Insights from China” focuses largely on the staff and management of a Chinese airline company that has recently committed to learning English. Spring Airlines is the first low-cost airline in China. Determined to become a successful international airline, the company has insisted that all of its workers learn to speak fluent English. The CEO of Spring Airlines, Zhang Xiuzhi, has set the bar high. She began learning English “from scratch” 18 months prior to her interview for this film. Like the majority of other language learners, the main stumbling block for the CEO is finding enough time to study. Zhang takes English homework to bed at night and even studies in her car.

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